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tomorrow for the first time in four years. >> nasa's mars rover curiosity has unearthed interesting new findings after drilling into the surface of the red planet. ktvu tells us the reason those findings may prop scientists to stop calling mars the red planet. >> nasa scientists now know that mars shouldn't be called a red planet anymore. the mars rover called curiosity drilled a hole into the planet and discovered what the red rusted exterior was hiding underneath. >> drilling down and hitting a completely different planet, really, a gray planet instead of a red planet was surprising. >> nasa's rover scooped up powdered rock on mars crater. scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorous, and carbon. the key ingredients for life. while evidence hasn't been found, scientists say what's important they found an environment that would have been habitable and suitable for life to exist. >> elements for life seem to be there. most of them, but most importantly, the water was there. water, probably in the form of a mud. >> nasa played a key role in the rover project. parachutes were t
and the bay area weather. ; . >>> welcome back, this morning nasa is trying to fix a software problem for the rover curiosity. they are still in contact with the rover but that it can't roam around until a software file can be fixed. time now 5:22, contacting ones in the area. later they will address private ideas. they are looking at 20,000 hazardous asteroids orbiting earth. >>> back here two teenage girls have been arrested for making threats in that high profile rape case in steubenville. charges were filed after two football players raped a girl last august. the 15 and 16-year-old girls went on facebook and twitter went on facebook to harass the victim. >> when i see you it is going to be a homicide, i take it seriously. >> those two girls are now being held in court later today. >>> the alameda county food bank will be out of food later this week. the shortage comes when the need is growing and they can go further than donated goods. they can turn one donated dollar into food. >> they actually left the facility which is a startling need in this community. >> the food bank in san
the merger. >>> nasa released photos of the obedience and flow craft. i want to show you animation. if you look carefully you'll see shadows appear and disappear. the shadows is from dust kicked up by the collisions. it spent a year flying around the moon to collect data before crashing into the moon. >>> one county is considering banning ecigarettes. the ordinance was introduced this morning and if passed esmokeers would be blocked from lighting up anywhere traditional smoking is prohibited. >> we're tracking rain. >> it's going to linger. there is a lot of moisture streaming off the pacific right now. we're getting light showers here. live camera behind me here, you can see the showers here. what we're seeing here the rain drops are dropping down and we're getting showers. this is what's comeing. look at the area of yellow. that's significant rain fall. showers and light showers right now up by mountain view. over towards hey ward. this is light stuff. now we see stuff up in the hills. i've had r
, nasa is trying to fix a software problem that's side lined the mars rover "curiosity." nasa says ground controllers are still in contact with the rover but it cannot roam around and take pictures until a fire error is fixed. they hope to fix the explorations by next week. it sounds like a little, mundane problem, a little fire error but it's so far away. >> yeah,. >>> sal, highway 4, is it getting better? >> yes. they've opened up the lanes there. this may have been caused by a wrong-way driver. the lanes are open. but highway 4 is a mess coming out of pittsburg and antioch. this is after willow pass road. all of the lanes are open. it will take a while for this to unwind if you are a highway 4 commuter. i think you need to leave the house earlier than you normally do. it's always slow but it's even slower. the bay bridge toll plaza is finally beginning to get filled in. the traffic is filled in at the toll plaza. this is a 30-minute plus delay there. if you are driving in the south bay, santa clara traffic, moderate traffic. >>> well, some breaks in the clouds. mostly sunny, partly clo
arrested in the case is due in court next month on a drug charge. >>> nasa says there is new evidence to suggest that 7 billion years ago mars may have been home to tiny microorganisms. the sample contains sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorous and carbon the key ingredients for life. >> it went down just a few centimeters and hitting a gray planet instead of a red plant to me was very surprising. >> reporter: they found an environment which could have been suitable for life. so far they have found no signs of actual microbes on mars. >>> and no winter around here. temperatures were in the 70s today. they're going to be warmer tomorrow. delays along the eastern seaboard. out west we have dry conditions that continue as the jet stream rams over the top of us. that's how it's going to stay. the jet stream keeps going to the north of us right through the bay area weekend into a good portion of next week. we have plenty of coastal fog. that fog is making for dense visibility right along the great highway. fog is going to be there when you wake up tomorrow morning. so be prepared
classic. mark will have the highlights. >>> nasa cheers its mars rover after a few glitches are resolved. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them.'s my job to look after it. ♪ >>> curiosity is back. the latest problem with the mars rover has been solved. curiosity has been down due to a software glitch. engineers got it to switch to the other computer. now the first computer is working again. >>> mark is here with sports. how about the st. maries gills. >> although the regular season didn't go as plans. they looked in ruin at the ncaa. they can't beat their arch rival gonzaga. but look at them. they're going to the big dance after they toast middle tennessee by 13. matthew, nice anticipation. he'll take it the other way. two of his 22. and the gaels play a nice defense
safely last night. the three spent 142 days at the space station. the epa is ordering nasa to clean up contaminated soil. the agency said that the soil at the moffet field site is contaminated with lead and ddt. it is a threat to wildlife. the water control quality board said it'll monitor the clean up along with the epa. >> little wayne is in critical condition reportedly in a los angeles hospital. tmz said the rapper is in a coma. members of his record label are denyingt. his twitter account was updated saying i'm good, thank you for the prayers and love. tmz also reports high amounts of codine were found in his system. >>> a tribe in michigan held it's first same sex marriage ceremony. >> >>> the tribe approved marriages. it's not legal in michigan but tribes are sell governing. two tribes in the pacific southwest also recognize it. disney will enforce new age restrictions starting next week. the park announced children under the age of 14 will have to be with someone 14 or older at both disneyland and california adventure. up until now many dropped off their children at the park f
:19. nasa says there's only one thing the u.s. could do if a large meteor was headed our way. and that is to pray. charles bolden, junior, the administrator, made the comments yesterday during a congress at hearing on the threat posed by asteroids and meteors like the one that injured more than a thousand people in russia last month. bolden sasine currently lacks the ability to find and track meteor the like the one that hit -- meteors like the one that rit russia. >>> a middle school in southern minnesota is locked down at this hour. there was a 911 call of a report that a gunman was on the campus. they immediately went on red alert and locked down every classroom. a police search of the school so far has turned up nothing. new prague is about 45 miles southwest of minneapolis. there are about 875 students in grades 6 through 8 there. we'll keep an eye on it and bring you the latest details as we get them. >>> just as predict -- just as predicted, we have showers. meteorologist steve paulson is tracking the storm and tell us how long this wet weather will stick around. >>> a
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